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Windows 8 Repair Disc Doesn't Work

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    Windows 8 Repair Disc Doesn't Work


    Has anyone tested the Windows 8 System Repair Disc described in How to Create a "System Repair Disc" (CD/DVD) in Windows 8? Here's what happened when I restarted my Windows 8 laptop with that CD in the optical drive:

    The disc started to spin and I saw the message "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD..." I pressed the space bar. The disc was apparently being read. Then after a minute or two, the computer restarted and again I saw ""Press any key to boot from CD or DVD..." and again I pressed the space bar and again the disc was read and then my computer rebooted again and...this repeated several times until I finally gave up and let the computer boot normally.

    Yes, the BIOS is configured to boot from the optical drive first.

    Makes no difference which key I press - space bar or any other key.

    I tested this disc on the same computer I used to make the disc.

    Any suggestions on how to make this system repair disc work?

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    Space coast of Florida
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro X64


    Test it on another computer, see if it boots there. If not create another one.
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    Thanks for offering to help, but I'm the only person I know who has a Windows 8 computer. I made this disc on my computer, and it's no good to me if it doesn't boot my computer. If it matters, I made three discs - none worked.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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